RECREATION & ACTIVITIES:
The village of Shelby has one park
approximately five acres in size. Facilities in the park include:
two ball fields (dugouts, lighted, and electronic score boards),
announcers building, brick concession stand, roofed shelter for
grilling out, restrooms, swimming pool, sand volleyball, tennis
court/basketball court, sheltered picnic area and playground.
The Shelby Park received new
playground equipment as part of a renovation project designed to
update the park and meet safety codes. The equipment is designed for
children with skill levels of 5 to 12 years old.
A recreational bike/hike trail was
constructed in the park. The concrete trail is 8 feet wide and
lighted for use by bicyclists and pedestrians. Another segment of
the trail, constructed in the summer of 2001, connects the school
to the public library. This section is lighted and is 8 feet
wide. The two segments will be connected in the future.
Summer recreation programs that
Shelby offers include: T-ball, softball, baseball, soccer, and
swimming. In the past Shelby has hosted the State Softball
Tournaments, as well as several other tournaments.
Other recreation programs and
activities include: the Hoop & Spike Fest in March, Sand
Volleyball Tournaments in August, Co-ed Softball Tournaments during
the summer, Shelby Days (street dances, tractor pulls, free
swimming, etc.), and card clubs (bridge, sheephead, pitch, pinnacle,
eucher, and rummy).
Local area facilities:
- Boating - 27 miles away on Lake
- Bowling - 8-lane bowling alley 7
miles away in Osceola
- Fishing - Private and State lakes
- Golf Course - 9-hole grass course
with clubhouse 7 miles away in Osceola
- Hunting - pheasant, quail, deer,
rabbit, fox, duck, turkey, and coyote
- Theaters - 25 miles away in